As the year draws to a close, our staff start to countdown their top 10 best and worst movies of the year, which will culminate in the official Jump Scare top 10 by the end of December. First up, is guest writer and presenter of The Jump Scare Podcast, Dean Cox, as he lists his worst movies of 2016.

 

10. Grimsby

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Yes I laughed, once. Sacha Baron Cohen’s vulgar comedy is the same tired, old shtick from the British ‘comedian’. Annoying at the best of times and a barrage of fart and penis jokes at the worst of times. Yawn.

9. 31

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The first horror on my list comes in the form of 31. Rob Zombie’s battle royale style movie has no structure or heart. It feels like Zombie lost interest in his own creation half way through filming, the very worst from the controversial director.

8. The Do-Over

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Adam Sandler was bound to appear somewhere on the list. The Netflix original may pull on the heartstrings at times, but ultimately it feels far-fetched and outstays it’s welcome. Sandler and Spade do have on screen chemistry but the story is still very weak, but worst of all, unfunny.

7. Martyrs 

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This confused me, did we really need a remake 6 years after the French classic? The answer is no. The poorly cast movie, bizarrely excluded the originals infamous finale that made Pascal Laugier’s 2008 movie so notorious. Forgettable and uninspired.

6. The Forest

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A movie with potential, the idea of a woods filled with tortured souls of those who take their own lives…. where did it go wrong? Poorly written and directed. Studio interference plays a part for sure. The overall execution disappointed me, such a shame.

5. Ghostbusters 

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The most widely hated movie of the last 12 months was bound to make an appearance. Harsh? I think not, the reboot for me just made me want to go back and rewatch the original movies and forget this ever happened. Kate McKinnon made me laugh a little but not enough to exclude this abomination from my list.

4. Ben-Hur

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The numbers say it all, failed miserably at the box office as I always expected. The movie falls flat and does not manage to get in the same stratosphere as the 1959 classic. If its not broke, don’t fix it.

3. 50 Shades Of Black

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Written by Marlon Wayans is enough to put any avid film goer off this movie. But a Wayan’s movie taking off one of the most insipid book to movie adaptations of all time? The fun soundtrack is the only reason the film isnt top of my list. Car crash of a movie.

2. Zoolander 2

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The era of slapstick comedy has been and gone, yet Ben Stiller still thought he could entertain fans with this very poor and dull movie. Full of the same old jokes and gags, the film was stale before it even begun.

1. Cabin Fever

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Why? Unnecessary. If you expect an improvement on Eli Roth’s bloody original, then you’ll be bitterly disappointed. Let’s not forget the basic shot for shot rip off of The Shining opening. This film left me filled with anger. Why studios felt this was needed rather than backing new material is totally beyond me and one of the reasons horror fan’s are so disillusioned with horror in 2016.

Do you agree with my list? Let me know in the comments below and check my best picks of the year – here

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